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ASUS' P5K3 packs 2GB DDR3 memory onboard

ASUS this week announced its latest P5K3 Premium motherboard based on Intel’s P35 Express chipset, but with a twist. The P5K3 Premium does away with traditional memory slots and integrates DDR3 memory onboard instead. ASUS packs the P5K3 Premium with 2GB of DDR3 1333 MHz memory, or what ASUS calls Turbo D3 Onboard Memory. The memory has latencies between CL7-to-CL10.

ASUS laid out 2GB of DDR3 memory in a dual-channel configuration for optimal performance. The onboard memory is also set up in what ASUS calls a perfect T-Tree design, where the memory controller has access to each pair of memory chips. ASUS claims the T-Tree design reduces clock cycle timing by 50% compared to traditional fly-by designs, which grants the memory controller access to each module.
http://www.dailytech.com/ASUS+Announ...rticle8048.htm
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did they ever make an AMD version?
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Not that I know of mate. I myself have only seen this for C2D
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ummm

but how to upgrade?
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Yes thats the only setback to this design...You cant upgrade...yet. However with a design like this I think we may see faster RAM access and less faults overall.
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am i right.

i don't see any ram on that Bord
    
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am i right.

i don't see any ram on that Bord
its under those heatpipes (i think)
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Look at the two rectangle heatpiped heatsinks...The RAM is located under them.
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Look at the two rectangle heatpiped heatsinks...The RAM is located under them.
thanks i see it now..
    
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one other drawback is if you burn out of ram
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